Sprout

Sprout

by Dale Peck

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ISBN-13: 9781599906249
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 259,665
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Dale Peck is the author of Drift House and The Lost Cities for middle grade readers; for adults he's written award-winning novels including the highly acclaimed Martin and John, a book of essays and a memoir. He is currently working on a sci-fi thriller with Heroes creator Tim Kring. This is his first book for teens.


www.dalepeck.com


Dale Peck is the author of Drift House and The Lost Cities for middle grade readers; for adults he's written award-winning novels including the highly acclaimed Martin and John, a book of essays and a memoir. This is his first book for teens. www.dalepeck.com

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Sprout 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Sprout has seemingly made his life an open book: in a new town, people know that he lives in the trailer covered in vines, that his dad is the town drunk, and even that his mother passed away before he arrived. However, his being gay is supposed to be in that category and it's not completely that way. It does become known as the story goes on that he's gay, and I love that he doesn't have a problem with it, but it's still a bit of a secret for awhile. This book is told through the point of view of Sprout and the set-up is a bit hard to explain, but reads a lot like essays strung together in an overall story. Things in the beginning are mentioned later on, but there are points when it seems the story starts over and focuses on something else and then goes back. For example, the beginning of this deals a lot with a teacher and Sprout working on his essay writing in the summer so he can enter a competition that she believes he can win...only, of course, if he doesn't mention he's gay. Then the story stops talking about that for awhile and you focus more on a boy named Tyler that Sprout hates at first, but slowly starts to fall for. Eventually, the two parts line up for the end. It might sound a bit confusing, but it seems to work overall. I found myself invested more in the Tyler part as the story goes on, but the completion is a big part of Sprout's life and truly shows how he changes in the end. This isn't a happily-ever-after story, but it's not so depressing that you can't find the hope. That's something that Sprout always had to do...find hope and brightness in his sometimes messed up life. His relationship with Tyler was awkward and interesting and quite different than anything most people have read about, whether a straight or gay relationship. It seemed more realistic in a way. It wasn't "I'll love you forever" right away or even in the end. It was complicated and tough. In the end, SPROUT is a different kind of book that would appeal to people looking for something a little off, a little goofy, a little sad, and a little lovely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Couldnt put it down!! :)
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Stammers. "O-okay..." she whispers, when another grip of pain seizes her and she cries out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Howre the kits?" She called to crabsand
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Excuse me." I padded in, holding a dark, leafy herb. "I think that I can help."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watched
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leaves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(I read it.) Morning!!!?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Oh you already have a med cat ok then." He padded to a corner a looked around
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A red furred kittypet jumps over her household fence. She smelt her first wiff of prey, and she raced towards it, her paws slapping the leaves as she ran.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A black she-kit with a white cresent moon shape on her forehead and a white male with the same mark, but blck. They both look only a moon old and are exausted and tired
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Am i fighting? Then no, i dont fiht hazelclan."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Gone." She sighd.